'Stop the Bleed' releases PSA to help Ukrainians

The American College of Surgeons is also seeking donations to help send bleeding control supplies to the region


By Leila Merrill

CHICAGO —The American College of Surgeons’ Stop the Bleed program released a public service announcement this week designed to help Ukrainians. The organization is also seeking donations to help send bleeding control supplies to the region.

The PSA features actors Sophia Bush from CBS’ “Good Sam” and NBC Universal's “New Amsterdam” actors Ryan Eggold, Alejandro Hernandez, Conner Marx, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims and Sandra Mae Frank. Both medical dramas are well-known in Ukraine, according to a news release from Stop the Bleed.

The goal of the PSA is to show civilians in Ukraine how to stop bleeding. Many there still have internet access.

Maniac Productions founder Michael Seitzman (“North Country,” “Quantico”) wrote the script with input from physicians with the American College of Surgeons; the American Red Cross; the Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health; and Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Mass General Brigham. 

A Ukrainian surgeon with Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Mass General Brigham translated the script into Ukrainian for the subtitles. 

The organization also is accepting donations to help it organize shipments of supplies and instructions to people in Ukraine and Poland. Find out more at https://www.stopthebleed.org/help-ukraine.

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